I too had been concerned about the effects of wearing masks for an extended time especially in regard to “recycling” my expelled breath. On the surface it seemed likely that it might raise my CO2 levels. However what little research I have done indicates that there is little or no rise in CO2 nor lowering of blood oxygen levels from mask…[Read more]
Yes I was comparing to the original route but it looks like I was not the only one. Quoting from the announcement that 2021 is a “GO”,
“The 2021 route starts in Le Mars with overnight stops in Sac City, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa, DeWitt before ending in Clinton. Sac City and DeWitt will host riders overnight for the first time in…[Read more]
I use “Chrome” as my browser. Like others I have been having access issues on my laptop for days. At first the entire site was unavailable but then little by little pieces of it started showing up but even then only partially. For instance this morning the Forum topic menu finally showed up but when I went to click on a topic the dreaded “down…[Read more]
MORE MILES FOR SURE – We won’t know exactly how much until it gets posted but my best guess (based upon the north/south deviation from the measured route) is that the first leg will add 4 to 6 miles and the second leg will add another 14 to 16 miles. That could easily make it a 70 to 80 mile day for the truly adventurous.
Just read a story from KIWA (a radio station in Spencer) that suggests that Le Mars may be having second thoughts. Quoting from the article, “City officials in Le Mars, which had been tapped as the ride’s starting point, are talking about whether they think hosting this year’s opening night is a good idea, considering the amount of preperation…[Read more]
Glad to hear of others having issues with the new system. Looks like everything transferred to the new system BUT one member of our team wanted to change from a non rider to a weeklong rider and another person wanted to join our team – so far no luck on either account. I too have sent a request for help to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thus far no answer at all.
The point is not whether or not the IBC deserves our support – it most certainly does. Nor is the point that RAGBRAI (by charging a fee) is attempting to replace at least some of the money that used to go to the IBC from the RAP attendees’ registration fees – that is exactly what RAGBRAI is trying to do. The point that upsets me (and I think…[Read more]
The RAGBRAI Kodak Moment that rises to the top of all my memories happened last year. My daughter and I had just left Casey and were heading east up a small incline on the historic White Pole Road. Since it had been “our turn to drive our SAG vehicle to the half way point” (where we left it for others to pick up) we were well ahead most of the…[Read more]
Another month has gone by – we are that much closer to being back on RAGBRAI!
A couple of months ago we shared memories of our first RAGBRAIs and last month it was thoughts about things that could have happened only on RAGBRAI (those threads are still open – add to them anytime). This month let’s share that one image from RAGBRAI that is just so…[Read more]
In my 17 years of RAGBRAI I have encountered lots of things that COULD ONLY HAPPEN ON RAGBRAI but the event that stands on the very pinnacle of that list happened on Day 2 of 2006. That day we were traversing the 75 miles from Ida Grove to Audubon on a easterly but mostly southerly course. And true to RAGBRAI traditions we somehow had found the…[Read more]
RAGBRAI 2021 is still a long way off. We already know the route so we can’t fill our days speculating about where we might be going. Didn’t have a ride this year so there is nothing to cheer/gripe/comment about from 2020. It could be a long fall and winter before RAGBRAI Fever starts to reemerge! So to help pass the hours/days/weeks/months that…[Read more]
Just curious – Has anyone received their voucher? No one on my team has. I have an email all ready to go to Andrea but I thought I would check here first in case the vouchers that were supposed to go out last week somehow didn’t. If some of the vouchers did get out and ours got overlooked then I will contact Andrea – other than that I can wait…[Read more]
The 1994 Double Loop question caught my eye and evoked a bit of nostalgia. 94 was my first RAGBRAI and I remember absolutely nothing about the double loop. However that day is etched in my mind as clearly as if it were yesterday.
My older brother had ridden every RAGBRAI since the second year. Even though I had done considerable biking in…[Read more]